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Rogier Willems

Member Since 18 Oct 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 08 2009 10:25 PM

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In Topic: Free diving / snorkeling with 15MM

07 January 2009 - 04:17 AM

I have mounted the 15mm on the body and wiggled it.
Its appears to be limited and one would have to be pretty rough to tilt the lens. Think that having a good fresh "O-ring" in place is key.

The lens I have appears to be in great shape. Doe it make sense to have it serviced as a preventative maintenance?
Bob told me they have to hack-saw the knobs of in order to open the lens. This operation is quite expensive $226 + $60 and I am wandering if this is really necessary.
Or should I just go for it and spend the money if it floods...

In Topic: What 15mm viewfinder?

26 December 2008 - 06:24 PM

I lived and worked on Bonaire for 5 years. The last two years of witch I only worked part-time and dedicated every afternoon to UW photography with my Digital SLR.
Unfortunately the camera passed away and I wasn't to fond of the Ikelite housing either. Now I live in California and don't have time / money to go on extensive dive trips in order to justify a new investment in a decent UW housing for my new digital SLR.

I have always' wanted to shoot wide angle ambient light B&W to capture the scenery. And the Nikonos 15mm is a perfect lens for this task :-)

Just a camera, lens and viewfinder with a bag full of Tri-X sounds soo much more appealing than a suitcase full of camera gear that I have to guard with my dear life while traveling ;-)

Hey I might pick-up an spare Body just in case... its a nice standby with the 28mm ;-)

Here is a link to see some of my Bonaire work:


In Topic: What 15mm viewfinder?

26 December 2008 - 01:33 PM

Thanks Marli,

I have the book will read it :-)

In Topic: What 15mm viewfinder?

25 December 2008 - 10:32 PM

Here is a link to pictures of some of the gear I recently acquired:

In Topic: What 15mm viewfinder?

25 December 2008 - 10:27 PM

Thanks for the quick reply's :cry:

The lens is the newer style suitable for the Nikonos V.
But the viewfinder is what I think the "old style with the long bracket that slides onto the hot-shoe and clamps on the bottom of the camera with a long post that sits across the viewfinder...

Any opinion's about the Sea&Sea 15mm viewfinder?
There is currently one available on Ebay.

I have seen pictures of the Ikelite viewfinder witch has various masks for the different lenses. But I am questioning how well it will work...

As for the light metering.
Will the internal TTL do the job or is the hand held metering the better way to go?
Since my plan is to mainly shoot ambient light there is no worry about the flash with regards to its settings.